Numerous studies have shown that plants not only increase the comfort level in doors but work to reduce psychological and physiological stress in humans. As a result, we have seen a rise in demand for Biophilic Design from our clients over the last decade. How do I add plants in interior design? Lets find out!
First, it is important to always remember the 5 elements of design. Line, shape, space, value, colour and texture. Always keep these elements in mind before deciding anything! Take a look at our understanding a space’s elements page for more info.
If we look at space for example, increasing the number of plants in a room will help fill the physical boundaries of your room while keeping the elements balanced. A client of ours in their North York home decided to keep a delicate balance of rustic furniture and plants in their new living room, keeping things neat and simple.
Furthermore, if we look at texture, which is defined as “the sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch”- hanging plants would work well. Adding plants in interior design in ways of hanging plants on some victorian style backsplash would complement your space perfectly!
Next, we can take a look at colour, in which you can combine some plants with natural wood, providing a warm environment with a little edge!
Lastly, it is important to realize that as we continue to understand the ill effects of global warming, we can all do our part in living in a functional yet environmentally conscious space.